Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Haight, Golden Gate Park patrol, 11/14/09

Saturday November 14th 2009, we the San Francisco Guardian Angels will be patrolling the Haight Ashbury Dist. today. All the angels start arriving at the HQ around 11:00am to get ready for patrol, to change into uniform and to do our prebrief. The leader of this patrol will be Williams, he has been in the chapter for some time now and we need to see if he can lead the patrol. Williams will be lead team and Scorpion is his shadow team, next we partner up and hand out all the radios for communication. I J.D. and Greencard will be observers and only observers, this is not first time we have tried this, we have to see how this patrol turns out.

Williams makes the call let's move out, we all march to the bus stop, we get on bus #6 to the Haight Ashbury Dist. we get off at the main street of the Haight, we post up, we team up, and we march down the main street to Golden Gate Park. There were no bad guys, no drug dealers, and no gang bangers, this is good for the main street of the Haight. Now we are at the Golden Gate Park, the teams are ready so we march into the park and before you know it Williams team acknowledges drug activity and drinking in public from a group, so we all post up while he and his partner makes communication with the group, the group hides everything they have and denies they had anything.

At this time the SFPR, San Francisco Park Rangers arrive, one ranger comes up to the group and Williams and ask is there a problem, the group calmed down and said the angels should not be here and that we are the ones that started it by interrupting their partying. The Ranger said there is no partying in the park and that they needed to move along, they said they would if the angels would, the Ranger called his supervisor to come to the area, he showed up and talked to me and Greencard and advises the chapter to call ahead of time to check in first if we could before we come into this district, we agreed and receive their phone contact.

Williams marched us out of the park back to the main street (Haight Ashbury), our next stop is David's house, David is one of our supporters, we get there, and David invites us all to come in, we all talk about the neighborhood on how it is getting, and how it is getting a little better, next we thanked David and marched back to our bus stop. We get on the bus, we get back to the HQ, we began our debrief, and everything turned out not to bad, everyone learned something today and everyone came back safe, I would like to thank Williams and his leadership on a well done job!

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